20 Best Contour Kits For Perfectly Sculpted Cheekbones

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Sculpting is the name of the game, and having the best contour kit can do all the heavy lifting, from making your cheekbones pop, to having a sculpted jaw line made for selfies. 

While learning how to contour your face along with highlighting seems daunting to some, a kit can take a lot of the guesswork out of the game. And these kits will put everything you need right in front of you, regardless of your skill level.

Under $20

1. Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight + Contour Palette

This fantastic and smartly priced kit includes Bronze Booster Highlight and Contour Palette features universally-flattering shades in a blendable and buildable shimmer or matte finish.

(Ulta, $15)


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2. W7 Cosmetics Lift & Sculpt

Lift & Sculpt is a cream contour kit, featuring 6 creamy shades to make that contouring process that much easier. First create a base for your face, use moisturizer or foundation. Then, apply a light shade that best matches your skin tone to the center of the forehead, nose, chin, under the eyes and below the cheekbones. 

(W7Cosmetics, $10.50)

3. Benefit Cosmetics Contour In A Quickie Bronze & Highlight Set

Define your cheekbones and create a natural-looking contour in an instant with Hoola Quickie Contour Stick. Deepen your contour, or sweep on a back-from-the-beach bronze with Benefit's iconic Hoola Matter Bronzer. Then, complement your contour with Watt's Up! Champagne Cream-To-Powder Highlighter to make your cheekbones pop.

(Ulta, $15)

4. W7 Cosmetics Shape Your Face

The Shape Your Face Contour Kit from W7 is a travel-sized palette containing 3 shades to help enhance and define your face shape. The kit contains: A light, highlighting powder to make features pop. Best applied to the cheekbones, the eyebrow bone, down the center of the nose and the chin.

(W7Cosmetics, $12.95)

5. Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick

The perfect gift for any contour connoisseur, this 2-in-1 silky contour stick allows you to easily sculpt and define and has an oil-absorbing formula. Available in three shades, the darker side contours and creates shadows while the lighter side defines and creates contrast. 

(Avon, $11)

Over $20

6. Raazika Cosmetics Contour Kit

The Contour Palette includes 3 highlighting colors and 3 contouring colors, as well as a large mirror. This formula is vegan, non-GMO, cruelty free, halal-certified, and proceeds are donated to BESTRONG, an organization that helps teens with bullying, substance abuse, and suicide help.

(Raazika Cosmetics, $49)

7. COVER FX Contour Kit

A convenient contouring palette with all you need to contour, strobe, and highlight your complexion. This kit features four ultra-blendable cream shades including a light contour, deep contour, highlighter, and illuminator allowing you to sculpt, strobe, and highlight your features.

(Sephora, $24)

8. Smashbox Cali Contour Palette

An easy-to-use, six-well contour kit with pigment-packed, blendable highlighter, bronzer, and blush powders. It features three matte and two pearlescent powders to shape, bronze, and highlight. It also includes one matte blush to add a youthful flush of subtle color to any look.

(Sephora, $39)

9. Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit

A compact powder duo that lets you highlight and contour the complexion for an ultrasculpted, natural finish. The neutral undertones and matte finish mirror natural shadows to create the illusion of a more sculpted face shape, enhancing your best features, while the dark shade adds contouring.

(Sephora, $48)

10. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

A three-in-one complexion palette that contains both powders and creams to contour, color-correct, and highlight. One side contains powders (three for contouring and one pearl shade for highlighting), and the other holds creams (two for contouring, two for color-correcting and one pearl shade for highlighting).

(Sephora, $45)


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11. INIKA Organic Baked Contour Duo

The set includes a champagne highlight and a natural contour powder for a naturally sculpted complexion. Baked in Tuscany, Italy, the silky smooth powders are enriched with Magnolia Bark Extract and Squalane to keep the skin nourished and hydrated.

(Inika Organic, $49)

12. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

This collectible contouring kit features six blendable formulas to sculpt and define features. The darker shades are ideal for shading and defining, while the lighter shades are perfect for sculpting and enhancing features. Removable and refillable, the set contains all the shades you need to expertly emphasize your eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline.

(Sephora, $40)

13. Ramy Hide & Chic Contour Kit

Includes Neutral Impact Shadow, which is the perfect neutral to create depth for contouring as well as the Pure Juice Highlighter to illuminate every feature. This is a simple to follow palette, perfect for the beginner.

(Ramy, $35)

14. Younique Sculpting Trio Highlight & Contour Palette

The secret to a killer contour, this sculpting trio has everything you need for a perfectly defined and highlighted look.

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(Younique Products, $49)

15. Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

Inspired by makeup artist techniques, this highlight and contour palette helps you glow like a pro using healthy ingredients. The four intense highlighting powders deliver a buildable, micro-shimmer strobing effect, and the two universal, matte contouring shades add balanced dimension in cream and powder formulas that can be worn alone or layered.

(Ulta, $45)

16. It Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You Anti-Aging Face Palette

The talc-free matte bronzer, luminizing radiance powder and brightening blush stain instantly diffuse the appearance of lines and wrinkles and nourish your skin with hydrating, anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, silk and peptides for your most beautiful results. While the matte bronzer warms your complexion, the radiance luminizer creates a lit-from-within glow, and the brightening blush restores your natural flush of color.

(Ulta, $38)

17. Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Duo On The Go

This contour duo features both the brand's bestselling highlighter and also a bronzer, creating a duo that will be perfect to sculpt, define, and illuminate your face in one compact compact.

(Sephora$25)

18. NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

Each set includes four customizable highlighting and contouring shades perfect for emphasizing your favorite features in an incredibly comprehensive and well laid-out package.

(Ulta, $25)

19. Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape, and Glow

This trio of perfect powders is all you need to create sculpting shadows, illuminating highlights and a warm glow for radiant skin. It's great to throw in your travel bag!

(Amazon)

20. Laura Geller Baked Color & Contour Sunset Glow

Add color, define features, sculpt and highlight with three different Baked formulas that make contouring easy. Pure pigments are baked on terracotta tiles in Italy to create color that adapts to your skin and stays true all day. Baked together, this highlighter, blush and bronzer are all the ingredients you need to create a luminous sculpted look.

(Laura Geller, $45)


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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.

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